TWiP 377 – Sony, Instagram, & iStock Photo

Featuring Frederick Van Johnson along with Sara France & Syl Arena

This week on TWiP…

  • Sony brings E-Mount lenses to smartphones
  • Photographer captures portraits of subjects getting hit with a stun gun
  • Instagram releases Hyperlapse
  • Big changes coming to iStock Photo

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    2. How long does it take to be activated once you have registered? Just for clarification, there is still a fee for more than 100 images in a single gallery, correct?